Swetha Godavarthi

Postdoc in neuroscience department, UCSD. Interested in learning and talking about all things neuroscience :)

Much like autistic children, these macaques follow repetitive rituals. Much like autistic children, they become anxious in response to eye contact and vocally express their distress. And much like autistic children, they avoid social interactions with their peers. These macaques are the first non-human primate model for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), specifically the Rett Syndrome.…

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At one point in time he was nothing more than an average ape. But soon, he came to possess amazing intelligence and force of mind capabilities. He became…GRODD! No, no wait…Human. While Grodd’s intelligence was courtesy the aliens, human brain has come to be what it is, through the good, old, slow-fashioned way of evolution.…

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